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Report: Suarez to announce ride with Gaunt Brothers UPDATES

UPDATE 4: An anonymous source within the Gaunt Brothers Racing organization has confirmed to TobyChristie.com that Dave Winston will join Daniel Suarez at the No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing team for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Winston will serve the role as crew chief for the effort.


UPDATE 3: Daniel Suarez will be able to continue his career in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Suarez, 28, will compete in the Cup Series this season for Gaunt Brothers Racing, which will move to a fulltime team for the first time in its existence, Motorsport.com has learned.

An official announcement of the move is expected sometime this week.


UPDATE 2: Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern reports that Daniel Suarez is telling teams he his close to finalizing a deal.

UPDATE: Parker Kligerman said Friday that he will not drive the No. 96 Cup car for Gaunt Brothers Racing this season.

Kligerman ran 14 races for the team last year, finishing a season-high 15th in the Daytona 500 and also in the fall Talladega playoff race.

Kligerman said he does not have any rides for 2020 in any of NASCAR national series.

The team has not announced its plans for the 2020 season. Daniel Suarez, linked to the team, has not announced his plans for this year after losing his ride at Stewart-Haas Racing after last season.

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Original post: Less than a month before the season-opening Daytona 500, the most anticipated domino for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season – Daniel Suarez – has finally fallen.

According to multiple sources, who spoke to TobyChristie.com on the condition of anonymity, a deal between Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing for the full 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season has been completed.

One of the sources says the Suarez deal with GBR could be officially announced as early as Monday.